#VU12311 Use of cryptographically weak PRNG

Published: 2018-05-01

Vulnerability identifier: #VU12311

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-1426


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Server applications / Database software

Vendor: IBM Corporation

The vulnerability allows a remote unauthenticated attacker to obtain potentially sensitive information and write arbitrary files on the target system.

The weakness exists due to IBM GSKit duplicates the PRNG state across fork() system calls when multiple ICC instances are loaded which can result in duplicate Session IDs and a risk of duplicate key material. A remote attacker can gain access to potentially sensitive information and write arbitrary files.

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Vulnerable software versions

IBM DB2: 9.7, 10.1, 10.5, 11.1


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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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